Edinburgh Professors contribute to Stage 1 of the End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill

On Thursday 18th November the Scottish Parliament published its Stage 1 scrutiny of the End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill.  The report, compiled by the End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill Committee, is based on substantial written and oral evidence and features extensively the recommendations of Edinburgh Law School Professors Ken Mason and Graeme Laurie.

On Thursday 18th November the Scottish Parliament published its Stage 1 scrutiny of the End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill.  The report, compiled by the End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill Committee, is based on substantial written and oral evidence and features extensively the recommendations of Edinburgh Law School Professors Ken Mason and Graeme Laurie.

The End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill, introduced on 20 January 2010, considers whether or not to 'permit assistance to be given to persons who wish their lives to be ended; and for connected purposes'.  Stage 1 of the report, to be debated later this week, does not recommend that the Bill be approved.

Ken Mason is Professor (Emeritus) of Forensic Medicine and has a long-standing international reputation in the investigation of transport accidents, forensic medicine, medical law and medical ethics.  Graeme Laurie is Professor of Medical Jurisprudence and Director of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Research Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law. His research interests include the role of law in promoting and regulating science, medicine and technology.

Academic Profile: Professor Ken Mason

Academic Profile: Professor Graeme Laurie

 

Information obtained from the website of the Scottish Parliament